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Berma Goldewijk, Adalid Baspineiro and Paulo Carbonari

This book presents the view that human dignity and human rights need to be brought to the centre of the current debate on globalisation. Indeed, whereas human dignity is the core and the foundation of human rights, it is through the implementation of rights that dignity is protected.

The contributors to this volume belong to different (inter)national networks in the field of human rights. All were present at the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre and all are committed to the implementation of economic, social and cultural rights. Their contributions capture the dynamism and richness of the dialogues. Fundamental and operational issues are taken up, global alternatives and practical recommendations are presented.

Co-publication with Intersentia and the Asser Press


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Edited by Cyrille J.C.F. Fijnaut

This book contains analyses of the concrete development and real extent of international police cooperation in Western Europe at several levels, from the bilateral level of cooperation along the Dutch-Belgian-German border to the transatlantic level of cooperation between the American and European police forces. It also contains descriptions of the official and informal viewpoints within France, United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium concerning the present state and the future of international police cooperation in the European Community.

Hans van Mastrigt and Niels Uildriks

For many years both police violence and the complaints procedures have been important topics for debate in Britain and elsewhere. This book aims to provide a contribution to this debate by analysing the way in which police violence at present is and should be policed.
On the basis of a case study in Glasgow the authors examine the phenomenon of police violence and the occupational reality in which it can be most adequately controlled. The present type of British complaints system was found to have little to offer to the victims of such incidents, and to be even counterproductive as a mechanism of control of police behaviour.
This book discusses the main structural amendments which would enable the complaints procedure to provide a more adequate response. It is contended that the police themselves can and should play a major role in the control of police violence, and that they should have both the responsibility and opportunity for rectifying what went amiss.
The implications of his study extend beyond the immediate Glaswegian, Scottish and even British context and are of wider interest to all those who are concerned with the issues and problems of police violence, policing police misconduct and police accountability in general.

Stuart Maslen

Anti-Personnel Mines under Humanitarian Law: A View From the Vanishing Point considers in depth the various customary and conventional legal regimes applicable to the use of anti-personnel mines. All involved with the global effort to control and eliminate anti-personnel mines as well as the policy-makers who are concerned about the devastation resulting from the widespread deployment of these arbitrary weapons need to familiarize themselves with the information presented in this timely volume.



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Edited by Thordis Ingadottir

The papers presented in this volume deal with important aspects of how the ICC will consider significant areas of concern such as the participation of victims and witnesses, the financing of the Court, election of judges, and the immunity of the United Nations and its officials.



All those concerned with how the new International Criminal Court will establish itself as a credible forum for dealing with a difficult docket of cases involving genocide, torture, mass displacement of peoples, and other crimes against humanity will find this volume of interest.



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Edited by Vera Gowlland-Debbas

The contributions collected in the present book go beyond refugee law in its traditional sense - largely centred on questions of durable asylum and the plight of only a small tranche of the asylum-seeking population - in situating refugee law within the broader international legal system. The refugee problem is thus seen as a prism through which a host of exploding issues confront traditional international law and international relations: creation and dissolution of states, state responsibility, human rights, international jurisdiction and the United Nations mandate. These theoretical problems and their legal incidence on the refugee condition are debated against the background of UNHCR field operations in Former Yugoslavia, Africa and Eastern Europe. The contributions were originally presented at a Colloquium held in May 1994, organised by the Graduate Institute of International Studies in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Refugee law experts, members of the UN International Law Commission and practitioners were brought together in a dialogue between scholars and practitioners on a major and exponentially growing international problem.

Edited by Eytan Gilboa

This is the first book to focus on media and conflict - primarily international conflict - from multidisciplinary, cross-national and cross-cultural perspectives. Twenty-two contributors from around the globe present original and thought provoking research on media and conflict in the United States, Central America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Russia, and Asia.
Media and Conflict includes works both on the traditional print and electronic media and on new media including the Internet. It explores the role media play in different phases of conflict determined by goal and structure including conflict management, conflict resolution, and conflict transformation.


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Centre d'Etude et de Recherche de Droit

The Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations forms part of the Hague Academy of International Law, and operates under the authority of its managing board and within the framework of its teaching. The Centre was established to further in-depth research in the area of international law.
The contents of the 1996 volume include:
Bilan de recherches de la section de langue française du Centre d'étude et de recherche de l'Académie, par Pierre Michel Eisemann, directeur d'études, professeur à l'Universit´ de Paris XIII;
The Present State of Research Carried out by the English-Speaking Section of the Centre for Studies and Research, by Martti Koskenniemi, Director of STudies, Professor at the University of Helsinki.
Annexe. Liste des participants et sujets traité.
Annex. List of Participants and Subjects Treated.

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Centre d'Etude et de Recherche de Droit

The Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations forms part of the Hague Academy of International Law, and operates under the authority of its managing board and within the framework of its teaching. The Centre was established to further in-depth research in the area of international law. The topic for 1992 was La dette extérieure/ The External Debt.
The contents of this volume include:- Bilan de recherches de la section de langue française du Centre d'Étude et de Recherche de l'Académie, par Dominique CARREAU, professeur à l'Université de Paris I.- The Present State of Research carried out by the English speaking Section of the Centre for Studies and Research, by Florentino P. FELICIANO, Associate Justice at the Supreme Court of the Philippines. - Annexe. Liste des participants et sujets traités. - Annex. List of Participants and Subjects Treated.

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Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann

In recent years the resort to trade restrictions for purposes of environmental policy has given rise to an increasing number of international dispute settlement proceedings, both on the world-wide level in the context of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the newly established World Trade Organisation, and on the regional level in the European Community and among the member countries of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
The present work discusses the evolution of trade law in the global and regional context and analyzes and compares the different world-wide and regional approaches to the various interface problems of trade and environmental policies. The book includes in an annex a selection of the most important provisions, reports and court cases.